Reading

One of the primary habits of Smart People is apparently that they read a lot and never stop learning! Well, I do too (alongside a lot of content coming off Podcasts every week as well). Outside of Michael Crichton, Fiction really isn’t my thing (though “The Martian” by Andy Weir got rave reviews, so I bought that and read it on holiday – it was very, very good).

This page is a record of what i’ve actually subjected myself to.

Recent Reads:

I’ve also consumed Confessions of a Yogi (the book Steve Jobs gave away to attendees at his funeral) by buying it off audible.com and listening to all 19 hours it on car journeys and in the gym!

Currently Queued (hardcopy):

Currently Queued (Kindle):

Queued Apple iOS Programming Books (early releases direct from O’Reilly):

Learning Swift
Programming iOS 8
Swift Development with Cocoa
iOS 8 Swift Programming Cookbook

Historical Hall of Fame
(aka: look which titles I’ve kept for reference in my bookcase):

The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The Bitcoin Primer by David Seaman
What would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore
Escape Velocity by Geoffrey Moore
Inside the Tornado by Geoffrey Moore
HTML and XHTML: The Definitive Guide by Musciano and Kennedy
Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide by Eric A Meyer
Why we Buy by Paco Underhill
The ClueTrain Manifesto by Levine, Locke, Searls and Weinberger
Don’t Make me Think by Steve Krug
The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric S Raymond
How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes
Write like the Pros by Mark Bacon
The Network Nation by Hiltz and Turoff
Resonate by Nancy Duarte
Lean for Dummies by Sayer and Williams
Micro ISV by Walsh
Smashing WordPress by Hedengren
The Referral Engine by John Jantsch
Programming Collective Intelligence by Toby Segaran
Wordpress All-in-One for Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson
Head First HTML by Freeman and Freeman
Accounting Demystified by Hart
Dive into Python by Pilgrim
MongoDB: The Definitive Guide by Chodorow and Dirolf
Tongue Fu! by Sam Horn
DEC is Dead, Long Live DEC by Schein
Creative Capital by Ante (Biography of General Georges Doriot)
Digital Man, Digital World
Changing the World is the only fit work for a Grown Man – Steve Harrison
The Ultimate Entrepreneur by Rifkin and Harrar
Writing that Works by Roman and Raphaelson
The Snowball Effect by Andy Bounds
The Jelly Effect by Andy Bounds
Up Smith Creek by George Smith
Running Lean by Maurya
The New Lean Toolbox by John Bicheno
The Toyota Way Fieldbook by Liker and Meier
Getting Business to come to You by Edwards and Douglas
How to write Sales Letters that Sell by Drayton Bird
Commonsense Direct and Digital Marketing by Drayton Bird
Redesigning Leadership by John Maeda
The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda
How to Run a Successful Meeting in Half the Time by Milo O Frank
Get Your Point Across in 30 seconds or Less by Milo O Frank
Pop! Stand out in any Crowd by Sam Horn
The New Economics by W Edwards Deming
Out of the Crisis by W Edwards Deming
Pricing for Results by John Winkler
Winning Sales and Marketing Tactics by John Winkler
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Ries and Trout
The E-myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
Earn, Learn and Return by Harlan Anderson